Toronto’s Kareem Hackett Defends Title Against Rowdy Montgomery

03/22/2024 - No comments
  • Date: March 30th
  • Start Time: 8:00 PM EST (USA) / 1:00 AM BST (UK)
  • Streaming: DAZN
  • Venue: YouTube Theater, Los Angeles

Kareem Hackett, Toronto’s unscathed WBA Intercontinental Light Heavyweight kingpin, standing tall with a record of 12 wins, no losses, and 6 by knockout, is gearing up to defend his throne for the first time. His opponent, the formidable Rowdy Legend Montgomery, enters the ring with a tally of 10 victories, 5 defeats, 1 draw, and 7 knockouts. This showdown will unfold under the lights of a Golden Boy Promotions spectacle, sharing the stage with a titanic duel for the WBA Cruiserweight World title between Arsen Goulimarian and Gilberto Ramirez, a comrade from Hackett’s camp.

The canvas for this epic confrontation is set at the YouTube Theater in Los Angeles, with the clash transmitted live for the world to witness on DAZN.

Hackett, the 13th warrior in the WBA’s global rankings, seized his crown in a battle where he was the underdog, toppling the then-unbeaten Clay Waterman. His dominance was undisputed, swaying the judges unanimously in his favor across all rounds, save for one in the eyes of a solitary judge.

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Reflecting on the journey to his next battle, Hackett shared, “Securing fights became a steeper climb post-title victory. Yet, every chance to step into the ring is golden. My journey’s been adorned with respect, especially after showcasing my prowess on ProBox.TV, where legends of the ring lauded my skills.”

The crucible of sparring sessions with titans of the sport has honed Hackett’s edge, preparing him for the trials ahead. His aspirations stretch beyond being Toronto’s trailblazer on the Golden Boy Promotions stage or as the WBA Inter-Continental Light Heavyweight champion. He yearns to ferry world titles back to Toronto, a city brimming with untapped potential in the boxing arena.

Under the tutelage of Julian Chua at the Brickhouse Boxing Club and the strategic oversight of 3 Point Management, Hackett’s focus remains razor-sharp. He’s not just enhancing his physical might but also aligning it with his tactical acumen and agility to stand unyielded when facing the zenith of the light heavyweight division.

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As 2024 unfolds, Hackett eyes the addition of more accolades to his collection and the conquest of a top-10 adversary. Yet, for now, his sights are set on the imminent clash with Montgomery in what feels like a second home, Los Angeles, buoyed by the camaraderie and proximity to his close ally, “Zurdo.”